The contest Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2023 begins

What will be the best concrete building of 2023?

The Estonian Concrete Association and the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia have announced the Estonian Concrete Building of the Year 2023 contest. The aim of the contest is to raise the reputation of concrete as a domestic building material and to contribute to the development of concrete architecture, concrete technology and concrete construction.

“Concrete, as the most widely used building material, is indispensable in the creation of the widest variety of buildings and structures, allowing architects, designers and builders to take advantage of the material’s most diverse properties,“ said Imre Leetma, the Chairman of the Estonian Concrete Association. “This kind of versatile use of concrete is what we also hope to see in the upcoming contest,“ Leetma added. 

The contest is open to entries including:
– constructions – buildings and structures handed over during the year 2023;
– constructions not yet previously submitted to the competition;
– designs and procedures may be entered as well.   

The winner of the contest is the object or procedure where a significant contribution has been made by an enterprise registered in Estonia and concrete materials delivered from Estonia. In selecting the winner, the professionalism of engineering and construction will be taken into account, as well as the sophistication, quality, and innovation of the object. The Grand Prix of the contest is awarded to the author of the winning idea. The contractor, engineer, constructor, formwork supplier, concrete elements producer and concrete supplier will be recognized separately. See also: https://www.betoon.org/aasta-betoonehitis/voistlusest/konkursi-tingimused/

The jury is composed of representatives of the Estonian Association of Architects, the Estonian Concrete Association, the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers, the Estonian Association of Construction Entrepreneurs, the Estonian Association of Architectural and Consulting Engineering Companies, the Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia, Heidelberg Materials Kunda and construction journalism. The jury is summoned by the promoter of the contest.

The deadline for submissions is December 8th, 2023. The winner will be announced at the Estonian Concrete Day event in March 2024.
The Concrete Building of the Year contest is the oldest construction competition in Estonia, held annually since 2000, for the 24th time this year.

The Concrete Building of the Year 2022 was Järve Towers. The winner of the Grand Prix, for architecture – Arhitekt Martin Aunin: Martin Aunin, Marti Kahu, Margid Saar, Martin Melioranski.
Additional awards: contractor – TTP AS; construction – E-Betoonelement OÜ,  Inseneribüroo Pike OÜ; general contractor – TTP AS; concrete elements – E-Betoonelement OÜ; concrete works – PR Betoon OÜ, E-Betoonelement OÜ, Maru Betoonitööd OÜ; concrete – Rudus AS; formworks – Peri AS.  

The Concrete Building of the Year 2021 – Port of Tallinn Cruise Terminal. Grand Prix – Salto AB OÜ (Maarja Kask, Ralf Lõoke, Ragnar Põllukivi, Marja Viltrop, Margus Tamm) and Stuudio Tallinn OÜ (Villem Tomiste).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2020 – Laaneotsa private residence in Harjumaa. Grand Prix – Joel Kopli (KUU Arhitektid).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2019 – Estonian Academy of Security Sciences. Grand Prix – Arhitekt11 OÜ.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2018 – Estonian Academy of Arts. Grand Prix – KUU Architects (Joel Kopli, Koit Ojaliiv, Juhan Rohtla and Eik Hermann).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2017 – private residence in Viimsi. Grand Prix – client Mait Rõõmusaar.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2016 – Estonian National Museum. Grand Prix – DGT Architects (Dan Dorell, Lina Ghotmeh, Tsuyoshi Tane).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2015 – Ihaste Bridge. Grand Prix – Ehituse ja Tarkvara Inseneribüroo OÜ (Juhan Idnurm ja Siim Idnurm).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2014 – Tondiraba Ice Hall. Grand Prix – Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2013 – the reconstruction of the Ülemiste traffic junction. Grand Prix – AS K-Projekt (head designer).
The Concrete Building of the Year 2012 – the reconstruction of concrete structures of the Tallinn Seaplane Harbour. Grand Prix – constructors Karl Õiger and Heiki Onton.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2011 – Cromatico sound sculpture. Grand Prix – sculptor Lukas Kühne.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2010 – private residence in Pirita. Grand Prix – architect Andres Lember, Male Maja OÜ.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2009 – Tallink office building. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2008 – the expansion of passenger terminal of Tallinn Airport. Grand Prix – architect Jean-Marie Bonnard, Sofreavia SA.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2007 – Puurmani arch bridge. Grand Prix – constructors Siim Idnurm, Juhan Idnurm.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2006 – Luku-Expert office building. Grand Prix – architect Hindrek Kesler.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2005 – TTP office building. Grand Prix – architect Meelis Press.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2004 – Ülemiste Hotel. Grand Prix – architect Martin Aunin.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2003 – private residence in Viimsi. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Emil Urbel.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2002 – Tartu Prison. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Kalle Rõõmus AS.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2001 – dry bulk terminal in Muuga Harbour. Grand Prix – designer Randväli ja Karema AS.
The Concrete Building of the Year 2000 – Rocca al Mare School. Grand Prix – Architectural Bureau Urbel ja Peil.